Friday, November 28, 2014

First Review of Effective Modern C++

The first review (that I'm aware of) of the "published" version of EMC++ just appeared at the CoderGears Blog. The review gives these five reasons to read the book:
  1. It explains well the motivations behind the standards.
  2. It shows the relation between the new features.
  3. Provides some basic and pragmatic rules to modernize your C++ code base.
  4. Samples are very easy to understand.
  5. Smart pointers demystified.
The review concludes:
In the final this book is really Effective, it explains the motivations behind the new features and help you  understand the whole picture about the new standards. Beginer or even expert C++ developers will find it very useful.
Check out the full review for all the details.

For addition comments on the book, take a look at the reviews at O'Reilly's web site. Currently all the comments there refer to pre-publication drafts that we released, but I'm pleased to report that everybody gave those drafts five stars out of five.

Speaking of the O'Reilly web site, they're currently running the de rigueur post-Thanksgiving sale, so ebooks (including EMC++) are 50% off until December 2. That means you can pick up the digital version of EMC++ for $21.49 via the apparently-inspired-by-FORTRAN66 discount code CYBERDY. You can order here.



Dead Paulie said...

It looks like the print edition is now delayed 10 years?

>> Print: $49.99
>> Available November 2024

Scott Meyers said...

@Dead Paulie: So it would appear. Sigh. On the plus side, Amazon can get it to you this year.

My understanding is that at least a few print books have already been produced, and in fact I'm supposed to have two waiting for me at my hotel in Berlin, where I'll be giving a keynote at Meeting C++. That will be the first time I see a print book myself.

dabs said...

Goddamnit, why don't I check my RSS reader more frequently?